• OU football: Sooners add first 2016 commitment in OL Jean Delance

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Oklahoma is on a roll on the recruiting trail, as the Sooners received their first Class of 2016 football commitment Tuesday from North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance. Delance (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation by 247sports.com's composite rankings. Delance selected the Sooners over offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and TCU, among others. Delance was on campus Saturday for the Sooners 44-7 win over Kansas in Norman. Delance is the third commitment for the Sooners in three days, joining 2015 juco commits Will Johnson, who committed Sunday , and Dede Westbrook, who committed Tuesday .

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from junior college receiver Dede Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OU received some help at the wide receiver position for 2015 with a commitment from  Blinn College (Bresham, Texas) prospect Dede Westbrook on Tuesday. "I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners," Westbrook announced Tuesday morning via Twitter. Westbrook was in Norman for the Sooners' 44-7 win over Kansas on Saturday. He's the 16th commitment in OU's 2015 recruiting class, and the second juco commit for the Sooners this week, joining defensive back William Johnson, who committed on Sunday . Westbrook (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) leads Blinn with 76 receptions for 1,487 yards in eight games, and is second on the team in touchdown catches (13).

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, TCU and UCLA. Jefferson, a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage. Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma. A safety for the Wolves this past season, Bundage was one of the team’s leading tacklers and playmakers with 81 tackles and one interception. He missed one game with a concussion. His first offer recently came from Tulsa at linebacker, a position many feel will be a better fit for him at the collegiate level. Bundage is the younger brother of Cayman Bundage, a former standout offensive lineman at Douglass who is playing for Arizona.

  • How the Wyoming football program has been successfully recruiting Oklahomans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson, Douglass’ Dameko Doddles and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson have verbally committed to Wyoming, and another local star — Del City’s Davion Freeman — recently took an official visit there as he weighs the five schools that have offered him.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.

  • Recruiting: Edmond Santa Fe's Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the Cardinals’ commitments from Oklahoma. “I just really love what they’re doing down there,” Torre told The Oklahoman. “It really fits me well what they’re doing down there.” Torre, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, entered Friday completing 50 percent of his passes for 705 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions.

  • Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the latest commitment […]

  • OSU basketball: Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys. A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com. He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point guards, rated as the No. 3 point by Scout.com. Some recruiting analysts consider Evans to be the top player overall in Texas. “The No. 1 asset that he brings is speed,” Scout.com analyst Brian Snow wrote in a pre-decision primer on Evans. “There might not be a faster player in the country getting baseline-to-baseline with the basketball than Evans. “Beyond just his speed, Evans is also

  • High school softball: Western Heights off to strong start

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Western Heights won just a dozen softball games all of last season. Nearly a month into this season, the Jets are nearly past that total with an 11-8 record under new coach Tami Loy. “They’re just getting out there and they’re battling through,” Loy said. “We’re not doing things perfect, but we’re staying with it and they’ve really bought into the process.” Loy, who spent the past 15 seasons as Southwestern Oklahoma State’s coach, said she is getting strong play from her 10 seniors — including pitcher Miceala Escimila, catcher Aubrey Bigger and Brandy Piper. Shortstop Octavia Woodson was off to a great start as well, but suffered a broken hand last week.

  • Athletes get the mic: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand interviews teammate Robert Charlton

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    [brightcove]3750427378001[/brightcove] Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand is no stranger to being interviewed. Recently at The Oklahoman‘s Media Day he had the chance to ask the questions, interviewing teammate Robert Charlton. Wand took a professional approach – much like he plays – and asked some solid questions of his speedy teammate. Watch the video above […]

  • High school softball: Mustang pitcher Jayden Chestnut is more relaxed this season

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Senior has thrown two perfect games and two no-hitters in seven starts this season.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land JUCO-transfer offensive lineman Brandon Pertile

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State added its second offensive lineman to its 2015 recruiting class in the last week on Wednesday. Brandon Pertile — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Mesa Community College (Ariz.) — announced on Twitter he plans to play for Cowboys offensive line coach Bob Connelly next season. The announcement comes just two days […]

  • Ringling's Riley Daniel commits to Houston

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    The offer was too good for Riley Daniel to pass up. The Ringling offensive lineman verbally committed to Houston on Sunday, choosing to go with an offer that protected him should he get injured while also relieving pressure for the upcoming season. “I’m just going to focus on my senior year now,” Daniel said. “I […]

  • OSU football: Cowboys land three-star OL commitment Joshua Jones

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Oklahoma State landed another offensive lineman in the Class of 2015 on Monday, as three-star tackle Joshua Jones committed to the Cowboys. Jones (Bush HS/Richmond, Texas) announced his commitment via Twitter on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 271 pounder has offers from TCU, Nebraska, and Texas Tech among other schools. Jones is the eighth committment in the 2015 class for the Cowboys, and the second on the offensive line, joining fellow Texas lineman Johnny Wilson (Midland Christian). Jones is rated a three-star offensive lineman by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com.

  • Oklahoma football: Longtime TCU offensive line commit Cody Ford flips to Sooners

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up the 10th commitment of its 2014 recruiting class Monday, when longtime TCU offensive line commitment Cody Ford flipped to the Sooners. Ford’s commitment was first reported by SoonersIllustrated.com. The 6-foot-4, 322-pound Ford is ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, and is the Sooners’ third offensive line commit for 2014, […]

  • Former Oklahoma City standout Allonzo Trier commits to Arizona

    Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Allonzo Trier, a former Oklahoma City-area high school star and one of the top guards in the Class of 2015, has committed to Arizona, giving the Wildcats a third five-star player for its potential powerhouse 2015 recruiting class. "My relationship with Coach [Sean] Miller and the way they recruited me was the difference," Trier told ESPN.com. "It's a family program, a players program. I just fell in love with everything." Trier has bounced around throughout his high school career. He's originally from Seattle but moved to Oklahoma City in the eighth grade. He played for the homeschool OKC Storm team as an eighth- and ninth-grader, then spent his sophomore season at Tulsa NOAH. He attended Montrose (Md.) Christian -- the alma mater of Thunder star Kevin Durant -- as a junior and is reportedly going to play for Las Vegas' Findlay Prep as a senior. Scout and ESPN both reported Trier's decision this morning. Trier already updated his Twitter page with his choice and has been re-tweeting congratulations all morning. Trier told ESPN.com that he chose the Wildcats over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from wide receiver John Humphrey

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up a commitment from three-star wide receiver John Humphrey on Saturday, when the League City, Texas, native was on an unofficial visit. Humphrey — from Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas — also holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Clemson, Louisville, Ole Miss, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oregon State, […]

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from Texas WR John Humphrey

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up another commitment Satuday for the Class of 2015 in wide receiver John Humphrey Jr. (Clear Falls HS/League City, Texas). Humphrey has offers from school such as Notre Dame, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Missouri and Nebraska, among others. But the 6-foot, 160 pounder selected the Sooners during his visit to Norman this weekend. Humphrey's pledge gives OU 10 commitments in the Class of 2015. He's rated as a four-star recruit by  ESPN.com and a three-star by Rivals.com .

  • OU football: Sooners in final 5 for top defensive end Keisean Lucier-South

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange, Calif., has Oklahoma in his final five schools, according to ESPN.com. Lucier-South (6-foot-5, 218 pounds), the No. 28 overall recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, has narrowed his list to OU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and UCLA. Lucier-South has consistently mentioned OU, Florida and Oregon as favorites, according to Erik McKinney of ESPN.com. Lucier-South says he plans to visit all five schools. Lucier-South is rated as the No. 6 defensive end nationally by ESPN, and is the No. 2 DE and a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com. In addition to his top five, he has offers from Alabama, USC, Texas, Florida State, LSU and Notre Dame, among others.